Fashion Week 2014 - Superstars of Project Runway - Irina Shabayeva, Video and Photos
Designer Irina Shabayeva is quickly becoming a big name in fashion. Born in the Republic of Georgia and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Shabayeva graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2003 to pursue a career in the fashion industry. While at Parsons, she was honored with the Saga Design Award among others. Saga allowed her to study fur design in Denmark. She went on to work for Adrienne Landau as head designer. In 2009, Shabayeva competed, and won, Project Runway Season 6. Since that time, she has been growing her brand. In 2011, the designer launched an exclusive bridal collection for Kleinfeld, and now has a budding bridal business. That same year, she launched a line called LUXE by Irina, sold exclusively on the Home Shopping Network (HSN). She continues to design for celebrity clientele, which includes Madonna, Selena Gomez, and Carrie Underwood, to name a few.